I tried (albeit in a half-hearted sort of way) to wait a little while before starting some socks from the Sante Fe , but when the sock blockers from a local craftsman arrived as well, I was gone. I felt it was my duty to try out the new things :). Its a hard job, but someone has to do it.
See how nicely the Monkey sock by Cookie A (free pattern from Knitty magazine) looks in the deliciously vibrant Tango Reds. I altered the rib band (operator error, um individual design feature) and used my usual reinforced heel, because I think I will wear these a lot.